Department of Justice

April 13, 2017

Colleges plead for investment

State lawmakers got an earful about the negative impact of higher education budget cuts from leaders of Louisiana’s colleges and universities during a hearing Wednesday.

Number of the Day

$8.50 - Louisiana minimum wage proposed by Sen. Troy Carter’s SB 153. In a recent interview, Gov. John Bel Edwards said of the proposed change: “I don’t understand the opposition.” (Source: The Advocate)
February 1, 2017

Feb. 1: Drug disparities in the capital city

The rate of drug use among people in Baton Rouge, as elsewhere, doesn’t vary much by race or by household income, according to studies.